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Post Reply Does anyone have any J-POP groups/artists they recommend?
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Posted 11/12/12 , edited 11/12/12
I've been wanting to get into J-Pop for a while now! I've only listen to songs by Arashi and ones in J-dramas. Please tell me some J-PoP groups/artists that are really popular right now!

Thanks SOOO MUCH :D

[I'm sorry if I posted this is the wrong forum? It has to do with japanese culture. I didn't know that I could have posted in music)
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Posted 11/13/12
well you could check out AKB48, Dream Morning Musume, and T.M.Revolution. those are the ones i hear a lot on the japanese radio stations here in okinawa. if you want a list of all of the jpop artists you can look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_J-pop_artists and see what ones u like.
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Posted 11/13/12
Maybe YUI or SCANDAL? :/
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Posted 11/14/12
Check out these jpop artists/bands:
*warning: Long list with links. I sorta got carried away with this thread
Bear with me coz I just LOVE Jpop ^_^




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Posted 11/15/12
miwa.

If you like YUI, you will like miwa. Her debut song was "don't cry anymore" which was used in the j-drama "nakanai to kimeta hi". The song got really popular. She also sang for Ouran High School host club live action. And sang one of the songs in Bleach.
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Posted 11/16/12
I love Namie Amuro! Play is my favorite album of hers. I listen to some Koda Kumi too.
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Posted 11/28/12
Male Groups
KAT-TUN
Kis-My-Ft2
GENERATIONS
EXILE
Brand New Vibe
J Soul Brothers
Daikoku Danji (all members are Korean and debuted in Korea but didn't make it big, they then debuted in Japan and are quite popular)

Mixed Groups
AAA
moumoon

Girl Groups
Morning Musume
Perfume
AKB48
C-ute

Solo
Yui
Aya Hirano
Hanae
Koda Kumi
LiSA
Matsushita Yuya
Ayumi Hamasaki
Utada Hikaru

There are also a lot of great rock bands (that aren't extreme visual kei or metal), feel free to inbox me for some bands too :)

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Posted 11/28/12
I'm into old skool like zeebra ft. maliyah kato. I know I spelled her first name wrong.
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Posted 12/10/12
If you like Arashi then I would suggest trying out the other groups in their agency, Johnny's & Associates. The active ones are SMAP, TOKIO, Kinki Kids, V6, Arashi, Tackey & Tsubasa, NEWS, Kanjani8, KAT-TUN, Hey! Say! JUMP, Kis-My-Ft2 and Sexy Zone. Like Arashi the members of these groups act in dramas so you may have actually seen some of them already in the dramas you have watched.
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Posted 12/11/12
If you like more of a rock, Bump of Chicken is quite good!
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Posted 1/7/13
Asian Kung-fu generation and Aqua Timez.

Their songs are awesome, especially bleach ops/eds.
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I've been listening to Jpop since I was about 12 (now 29) and have listened to so much. It really depends on your tastes. What sort of Jpop have you heard that makes you want to hear more?

There's also two different types of "Jpop" to the American audience that a lot of people aren't able to tell the difference between. There's otaku Jpop (KOTOKO, Vocaloid, basically most of the anime openings you hear except for the occasional Shounen Jump title) then there's everyday, "normal" people Jpop. Sometimes "normal" bands do anime openings (Porno Graffiti, L'arc en Ciel, for example) that most everyday Japanese people have heard of in passing. I listen to both, but highly favor the latter.

I tend to prefer male vocals with complex and emotional instrumentals. My all-time favorite band is Spitz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51CH3dPaWXc

I also enjoy Remiormen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUSQIaT8P1I

Sukima Switch:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEnzHcvoiPs

Zwei:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGIETuHqyZ8

The Brilliant Green/Tommy Heavenly6/Tommy Feburary6 (Tomoko Kawase):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMYvnvlAQoI

Garnet Crow:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAH2e47V3HM
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Morning Musume
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Perfume
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utada hikaru, matsushita yuya, ikimonogakari, sakamoto maaya, supercell/egoist

you should definitely get into jrock as well!
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